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New GOLD Treatment Recommendations for COPD
November 19, 2016

New GOLD Treatment Recommendations for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Include Use of Endobronchial Valves to Treat Emphysema Patients http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gold-treatment-recommendations-chronic-obstructive-192500340.html The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) this week issued a substantial revision to its management recommendations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that, for the first time, includes bronchoscopic lung volume reduction […]

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Philips launches COPD insider
October 25, 2016

Philips launches COPD insider, a new online hub for key opinion leaders in COPD care http://finance.yahoo.com/news/philips-launches-copd-insider-online-140000334.html In conjunction with Respiratory Care Week (October 23 – 29), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the launch of COPD insider, an online community where leaders in value-based Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) care will discuss new and innovative solutions, highlight the […]

Unmet Needs

While currently-available drugs aim to manage the frequency and severity of symptoms associated with COPD, none have been shown to modify long-term disease progression. In addition to the need for disease-modifying drugs, much of the unmet need associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been linked to poor adherence to medication. Senior Analyst Yasser Mushtaq: […]